All Press Releases

Commissioner Causey to honor Capt. Lester Jessup in Elon

April 24, 2023

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor the memory of firefighter Lester G. Jessup during a reception held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 in Elon.

29 Vendors Added to State Contract to Supply Specialty IT Services for N.C. Government, Educational Organizations

April 21, 2023

The additions bring the list of vendors in the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s 920S state term contract to 156 companies providing services in 10 categories.

New Guidance: Only Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available, People at High Risk May Receive Additional Dose

April 20, 2023

Everyone older than six months will now only receive the updated COVID-19 vaccine that protects against more variants of the virus. People age 65 and older and those with a compromised immune system can now receive an additional dose to protect themselves against severe illness from COVID-19.

Operation Medicine Drop Drug take back event Saturday in Wilmington

April 20, 2023

In recognition of National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday April 22, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey invites the public to drop off their unused medication at our Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) prescription drug take back event in Wilmington.

State of North Carolina Seeks Providers for Security Assessment Services

April 19, 2023

IT service providers in North Carolina are invited to prequalify for a statewide convenience contract to deliver Security Assessment services to government entities under State Term Contract 918A. The invitation for bids closes at 2 p.m., May 17, 2023.

Free COVID-19 Tests Available for North Carolina Households Through June 2023

April 19, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced a change to the Project Access COVID Tests program (Project ACT) that will allow all North Carolina households to request free, at-home COVID-19 tests through June 30, 2023. Residents are encouraged to order additional free tests while supplies last.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey recognizes SHIIP volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 19, 2023

North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey is recognizing SHIIP volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

North Carolina now has more than two million Medicare beneficiaries. Last year, more than 900 SHIIP volunteers helped more than 52,000 Medicare beneficiaries with issues related to Medicare or long-term care.

Recovery Analysis Shows NC Students Made Gains on Pandemic Losses in 2021-22

April 18, 2023

A new analysis of North Carolina test results from the 2021-22 school year shows that students made significant strides from the previous year in recovering instructional time lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSH Advisory Council Meeting

April 18, 2023

Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson will convene a meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Advisory Council on Tuesday, May 2. The meeting—slated to begin at 10 a.m.—will be held in-person at the NCDOL Lake Boone Trail Office in Raleigh.

UnitedHealthcare Notifies State Health Plan It Will Not Appeal Denial of Protest Over Third-Party Administrative Services Contract Award

April 17, 2023

Blue Cross North Carolina only Losing Bidder to Proceed with Litigation Against State Health Plan

NCDHHS Announces P-EBT Updates and Summer 2023 Information

April 17, 2023

A program that helped 1.6 million children get healthy food for the last three years is coming to an end, NCDHHS announced today.

NCDOI determines maximum enrollment for Friday Health Plans reached

April 17, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Insurance has determined that Friday Health Plans of North Carolina, Inc. has reached its maximum expected enrollment for the 2023 plan year. As a result, it has been suppressed from the HealthCare.gov enrollment portal for the remainder of 2023. 

Chapel Hill High School English Teacher Wins NC’s Top Honors for 2023

April 14, 2023

Kimberly S. Jones, a veteran English teacher at Chapel Hill High School, was named the 2023 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards luncheon today at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. Jones was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools.